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Old 05-15-2019, 09:21 PM
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I guess what you are proposing is a sliding gate valve as opposed to the pivoting gate valve I have made...
No, it would still be a pivot gate. The handle would just enter into a "C" shaped notch when closed. Just a thought.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:07 PM
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The contractor was required to put them in every cell, prior to pouring the tie beam, to stop the mud from filling each cell.


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By "tie beam" I expect you mean what I know to be called a bond beam.

I plan to get around the issue of filling the lower blocks by using a bond beam block that is not open on the bottom. My plan is to drill holes in the bottom to pass the vertical rebar through and then tie them to the horizontal bars.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:24 PM
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How about a scaffold with a wheelbarrow and chute?
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:26 PM
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No, it would still be a pivot gate. The handle would just enter into a "C" shaped notch when closed. Just a thought.
I now understand.

Did you notice the "U" shaped strap around the handle shaft? This strap prevents the handle from moving beyond its elastic state. This essentialy accomplishes the same as your C notch.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:49 AM
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I'm guessing we'd call it a ring beam..... a course of poured concrete on top of the blockwork to tie everything together right?
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:50 AM
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How about a scaffold with a wheelbarrow and chute?
This would be something I might consider if I didn't have a TLB (tractor/loader/backhoe).

I am actually planning to use the backhoe, this way I can have three dimensional positioning. The loader will only offer two dimensions.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:58 AM
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I'm guessing we'd call it a ring beam..... a course of poured concrete on top of the blockwork to tie everything together right?
Yes, and the horizontal reinforcing rod that goes with it.
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:00 PM
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Ah yup, just my northern redneck English showing. Yes, an 18 inch high, block width, concrete pour, tied to every cell. Full pour in cells with rebar, short pour in the rest.

The inspector was a retired finish carpenter that knew everything there was to know, hired a week after Katrina, fired a month after Charlie. We are still living with some of the really stupid rules enacted during this time. Fortunately, I'm out of the building business...

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